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“The Florida Lottery is proud to continue making great strides that benefit so many in our state,” said Lottery Secretary Cynthia O’Connell. “We remain focused on our mission to maximize revenues for the educational programs we fund, by continuing to explore new product offerings that will generate enthusiasm among our players, increase sales for our retail partners and grow revenues for education."
The two fantasy sports startups which lead the industry, FanDuel and DraftKings, have both raised hundreds of millions of dollars in funding in the past few weeks, scoring valuations of about $1 billion each.   That's sparked some frustration at major gaming companies such as MGM Resorts International and Boyd Gaming Corp, as well as sports book companies such as William Hill Plc, which have told Reuters they want to see daily fantasy sports regulated like gambling.  "I make my living in the gambling industry, so I'm hardly opposed to gambling," said Joe Asher, CEO of William Hill US. "I think daily fantasy sports betting should be legal, just like I think traditional sports betting should be legal. But let's not pretend one is OK and the other is not. Drawing some artificial line between the two makes no sense as a matter of law or policy."   Daily fantasy sports companies now operate in at least 45 U.S. states, though some are mulling reviews on whether the activity should be treated as gambling rather than games of skill. Nevada's Gaming Control Board, the regulatory body that oversees gambling in the state, has started to analyze the legality of daily fantasy sports.   Companies that offer traditional sports betting, legal to some degree in only four states, are heavily regulated by gaming boards, need to follow anti-money laundering guidelines, follow strict rules on protecting player funds and pay special gaming taxes.
“With $1, $2, $5 and $10 games available for play, Set For Life truly offers something for  everyone,” said Texas Lottery Executive Director Gary Grief. “We expect this to be another successful suite of scratch-off games for the Texas Lottery and look forward to the revenue it will generate for public education.”

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Rebecca Hargrove, President and CEO of the Tennessee Lottery, having just completed her 30th year with various states' lottery programs, served as CEO of the Georgia program before stepping across the border to get Tennessee's lottery up and running.    Hargrove's experience and influence no doubt have been a large part of why the Tennessee lottery is successful. One innovation, for example, is the introduction of 46 new scratch-off instant tickets. The instant-ticket games last year accounted for 83 percent of total sales.
About $4.4billion has been raised over the last eight decades -950 community groups share in Lotterywest Grants.
Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich said "Our scratch-ticket sales led the way to some really strong numbers for the year," Rich said in a news release. "We've concentrated on diversifying our product mix in the field and keeping a variety of games on the market to give customers choices. We do our best to take care of the behind-the-scenes work so our players can just have fun and dream a little."
Tony Bitonti, OLG's senior manager of media relations, said the process to privatize the lottery operations is continuing. “We are working through the RFP stage and all of the proponents are still actively engaged,” Bitonti said. The announcement of a lottery service provider is still expected 2016. like table games and slot machines – would generate an additional $74 million. The modernization process, which OLG embarked upon more than a year ago, is designed to create an additional $1.3 billion to the government annually by privatizing its lottery and gaming operations. The OLG will continue to oversee operations through legislative requirements.
Fast Play is an exciting new game style that offers players fast-paced games with immediate results and cash payouts,” said Carole Hedinger, New Jersey Lottery Executive Director. “Various game themes and price points keep the Fast Play games engaging to play and loaded with cash prizes.”

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As a result of the provincial sport lottery administration centres’ decision to temporarily suspend accepting online lottery order, the company did not generate any revenue from sports lottery sales in the second quarter of 2015. The temporary stay, jointly promulgated by China’s Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Civil Affairs and the General Administration of Sports, has the stated aim of tackling unauthorised lottery sales in mainland China.
West Virginia State law prohibits unlicensed use of things like slot machines, roulette wheels and craps tables at any place other than licensed casinos. Currently, vendors are contracting with some charitable organizations to use the equipment at fundraising events. “We’re asking fraternal organizations, charitable groups, hospitals, churches and folks not to have these types of events, find something else,” state Lottery Director John Musgrave said Tuesday.
“We are proud to be a reliable source of additional funding for education, with lottery contributions totaling more than $28 billion since 1988, including more than $1 billion annually for the past 13 consecutive fiscal years,” said Lottery Secretary Cynthia O’Connell. The Florida Lottery reached a record of $5.58 billion in annual sales and more than $1.5 billion in transfers to education during fiscal year 2014-15.  It was the fourth consecutive year of both record sales and record funding raised to benefit education.
Like any other business that depends on disposable income, the Maine lottery is affected by the economy, said Gregg Mineo, director of the Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages & Lottery Operations. More disposable income means people may be more inclined to purchase a ticket or two from the more than 1,300 lottery agents around the state. People spent $251.9 million on Maine lottery tickets in the fiscal year that ended on June 30, easily beating the previous record of $230 million set in 2007.
Lottery Executive Director Alice Garland attributed the success to North Carolinians enjoying our lottery games and winning prizes.” “Our job is to operate fair and honest games and to encourage those who choose to play to play responsibly. The result is extra money for good causes. The popularity of our games combined with the hard work of our retail partners and lottery employees enabled us to raise the most money ever for education she said.”
"We are eager to begin what we hope is a long-term, successful relationship with the Croatian Lottery,"  said  Michael Chambrello  CEO, North America Lottery, for IGT. "We will focus on maximizing their profitability, generating incremental funds which will help support good causes. We will also support the Lottery's growing business by introducing a more diverse product mix specific to the demands of the Croatian marketplace and their players. The Croatian Lottery has much potential for growth and the Company is excited to play a big role in their expanding business over the next two years and beyond  "The Croatian Lottery is excited to partner with one of the largest lottery technology providers in the world," said  Danijel Feri, Chairman of the Board, Hrvatska Lutrija. "We are confident that IGT will help our Lottery to see a continued increase in instant-ticket sales year-over-year. Their reputation for providing superior products and services, along with integrated marketing solutions for instant-ticket customers, makes us very enthusiastic to begin working with them as our sole provider of instant-ticket services."
INTRALOT Group CEO, Mr. Antonis Kerastaris, stated: “The first results of our cooperation with Bit8 are very positive and we are very pleased to announce today the acquisition of 35% of the company. This strategic cooperation is in line with our strategy to focus on the B2C gaming market, while we further expand our product portfolio, increase customer satisfaction and provide exceptional gaming experiences to players.”

Gavin Isaacs, Scientific Games' President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "With more than 20 years of leadership and accomplishments in international business and the legal profession, David's broad-based global legal and public company expertise and dynamic leadership in support of business objectives, aligns well with our growth strategy. David will be an excellent addition who will further strengthen and complement our talented management team."
Pat Dye, former Auburn head football coach and president of the Alabama Jobs Foundation said the results of the poll confirm what he has heard around the state for years. "They are ready to vote on this issue once and for all," Dye said in a statement. "The voters are clear about what they support: an education lottery and gaming that brings jobs, revenue and economic development to our state." The results of the poll also showed that 77 percent of Alabamians support the Del Marsh gaming/education lottery plan, over the plan offered by the Creek Indians. The Poarch Creeks in April offered to pay the state of Alabama $250 million to close the budget deficit, in exchange for exclusive gaming rights. "The voters of Alabama are speaking as loud and clear as they can on this issue," said Alabama State Senate Pro-Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston. "They demand the right to vote on this issue. They support my lottery and gaming constitutional amendment by large numbers. And just as important, they do not support raising taxes, period." The study predicts an education lottery would generate $332 million annually, while casino gambling – which allows Class III gaming like table games and slot machines – would generate an additional $74 million.
“We return 100% of our profits to the governments of Atlantic Canada and these profits continue to fund important public services across the region. We are proud of our contribution to the communities we serve,” said Brent Scrimshaw, President and CEO of Atlantic Lottery. “We will continue to work hard to provide sustainable and responsible profits by offering adult Atlantic Canadians the right games through the right channels.”
Aleksandar Vulovic, director of the lottery, said it was mere coincidence.   "Not a single mechanism that could be used to influence the result," b92 News reported him as saying.   "Instead of typing in the number 27, he entered 21. At that point, I guess after realising what he did, the man entered the number 27. In other words, the number of the ball that had been drawn. "Now it was a coincidence, I say, under some laws of probability, there was the possibility that the ball 21 would be drawn, and it was.   "If you ask me, there's nothing strange there as far as I'm concerned."  The draw was completely in accordance with the rules and the company abides by the law," the state lottery said in a statement.
The new memory chips are purported to be 1000 times faster than the NAND flash memory found in most smartphones and tablets. The technology also has 1000 times higher endurance, lasting far longer, and is 100 times denser, hence will store more data, than conventional memory storage. It’s the first new type of memory technology to come along in more than 25 years, the companies said.
"The result for the quarter increased slightly, but we still feel a strong concern about the market's uncontrolled development. We call for swift and concrete measures from both politicians and authorities to ensure that the Swedish gaming market is healthy and safe, "says Lennart Käll, CEO Svenska Spel.

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LOTTERY-EXPO 2015 Sept 9-11, 2015

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Lottery Expo 2015  Program

Conference Sessions September 10 & 11

Eden Roc Miami Beach Resort, Florida 

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n  Receptions from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday

n  Luncheons, Coffee Breaks, and Receptions in the Ocean Tower 1A Ballroom

n  All Conference sessions are in the Ocean Tower 1 Ballroom 

Wednesday, September 9

5:00 to 7:00 pm:  Opening Night Reception in the Ocean Tower 1A Ballroom 

Thursday, September 10 

      7:30 to 8:30 am:   Continental Breakfast Ocean Tower 1A Ballroom

Ø  8:30 am.    Paul Jason, Chief Executive, PGRI

   Opens the conference sessions in Ocean Tower 1 Ballroom 

Ø  Welcome to Miami and Lottery Expo: Mike Purcell, Director of Sales, Florida Lottery 

Ø  Presentation: Gordon Medenica, Director, Maryland Lottery 

Ø  Betting on Interactive:  Presentation and Panel Discussion

Everyone is online, connecting with merchants, with information resources, and with each other.  Lotteries’ huge brand awareness is already driving huge website traffic.   How are successful lotteries leveraging this online connection to drive consumer engagement, drive sales, and disseminate information?  How are lotteries integrating interactive strategies into every aspect of the business to position themselves for successful long-term sustainable growth?    

Ø  Presentation:  Scott Bowen, Commissioner, Michigan Lottery

   Danny Bogus, Director i-Gaming, Michigan Lottery 

Ø  Panel Discussion:

Richard Bateson, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing, Camelot Global

Andrew Crowe, Vice President of i-Lottery, IGT

Mary Neubauer, Vice President, External Relations, Iowa Lottery 

Ø  10:30         Coffee Break  Ocean Tower 1A Ballroom 

Ø  10:45         Major Peter J. O’Connell Lottery Industry Lifetime Achievement Award 
     Gardner Gurney
, Executive Deputy Director of the New York State Gaming Commission and its Acting Director of the Division of the Lottery 

Ø  Presentation: Rebecca Hargrove, President & Chief Executive Officer, Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. 

Ø  11:30 am. Panel Discussion: 

Building out the multi-state platform for Big-Box Corporate Account Retailers

Logistical back-office hurdles (like accounting and settlement procedures that differ from one jurisdiction to another) have stymied Lottery’s ability to develop the full potential of multi-jurisdictional retail operations.  Now, substantial progress is being made to meet the needs of these multi-state retailers.  What has been accomplished; how can we lock-in and build on the progress that has been made; what are the most actionable things that Team Lottery should do to blow open the doors to successful expansion of Lottery in the multi-state big-box retail channel? 

Moderator:  Tom Delacenserie, Interim Secretary, Florida Lottery

Panelists:

Alex Anderson, Technical Specialist, Publix Super Markets Inc.

Gary Grief, Executive Director, Texas Lottery

Gardner Gurney, Executive Deputy Director of the New York State Gaming Commission and its Acting Director of the Division of the Lottery

Terry Presta, Executive Director, Kansas Lottery

Drew Svitko, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Lottery 

Ø  12:30 pm:  Luncheon in the Ocean Tower 1A Ballroom 

Ø  1:30 pm:  PGRI Collaboration Award, for overcoming obstacles and differences to work together for the benefit of the entire government-gaming industry

Chryssa Amanatidou, Head of Public Relations & CSR, INTRALOT

Gayle Kennedy, Director, Tradeshows and Special Events (Retired), Scientific Games Corporation

Edith McCarthy, Director, Benchmarks, Tradeshows, and Events, IGT 

Ø  Multi-State Powerball Advertising Campaign: Ready to Launch

Terry Rich, President & Chief Executive Officer, Iowa Lottery; President of NASPL 

Ø  Major Peter J. O’Connell Lottery Industry Lifetime Achievement Award

Larry Loss, Executive Vice President, Iowa Lottery  

Ø  3:30 pm     Coffee Break  Ocean Tower 1A Ballroom 

Ø  4:00 pm  Panel Discussion

Breakthrough Marketing/Promotional Ideas for Lottery’s Corporate Accounts Development

We know what we want from our retail partners: more focus on the mission to sell Lottery products!   How do we engage big corporate accounts to embrace that mission like we want them to?  Lottery’s brand equity, connection to countless millions of shoppers, and ability to drive store traffic, are under-utilized assets that can deliver value to our retail partners and in turn engage our retailer partners in our mission.  It is starting to happen in a big way.  Panelists will discuss initiatives to collaborate with its corporate partners on cross-sell-promotions, innovative new product concepts, and creative promotional strategies to leverage the strengths of lottery for the benefit of its retailers, and vice-versa.   Panelists will also expand on these successes to explore fresh new ideas for how Lottery can develop a more productive relationship with its big corporate accounts.  

Moderator:  Rob Wesley, Director of Sales, Virginia Lottery

Panelists: 

Mark Hagen, Senior Product Manager, Category Manager Lottery, 7-Eleven Inc.

Nikki Orcutt, Deputy Director Marketing, West Virginia Lottery

Pete Ramsey, Vice President Sales, Kentucky Lottery Corp.

Adam Perlow, Chief Executive Officer, Hudson Alley Software

Angie Saviano, Director, Retail Insights, Scientific Games 

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm:  Reception, Venue TBA 

Friday, September 11   

7:30 to 8:30 am:          Continental Breakfast in the Ocean Tower 1A Ballroom

Ø  8:30 am.    Paul Jason, Chief Executive, PGRI, opens the conference sessions

   Ocean Tower 1 Ballroom 

Ø  8:45  Panel Discussion: 

Bricks & Clicks:  The merging of Interactive and Land-Based Retail

Retail and Lottery both recognize that “Interactive” is more about creating the optimal consumer experience than it is about selling products online.  How are progressive lotteries leading the charge into an “Internet of Things” future that integrates digital technologies into the fabric of all we do?  How are Retailers doing the same thing, and how can we join together to forge the most productive and mutually beneficial pathways to integrate Interactive and Land-Based initiatives? 

Moderator:  May Scheve Reardon, Executive Director, Missouri Lottery

Panelists:

David Barden, Executive Director, New Mexico Lottery

Matt Beddow, Director of New Media, Pennsylvania Lottery

Andrew Kinnear, Senior Manager, Marketing Communications & Interactive Media, Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp

Michael Lightman, Senior Vice President Lottery Interactive, Scientific Games

Duncan Malyon, Senior Vice president of North America, Camelot Global

Tom Shaheen, Executive Vice President Business Development, Linq3

Richard Weil, Chief Executive Officer, INNOVA Gaming Group 

Ø  10:30 am   Coffee Break  Ocean Tower 1A Ballroom 

Ø  Presentation: Wojciech Szpil, Chief Executive Officer, Totalizator Sportowy (Poland Lottery); Chair of the Innovation Committee for the European Lottery Association 

Ø  Panel Discussion:  Behavioral Economics Applied to Lottery

There is much talk about “convergence” in the industry.  The easy access to all forms of gaming is contributing to experimentation by the consumers, with consumers migrating from one game category to another.  What can Team Lottery do to ensure thatamidst all this migrating, more of them will be migrating back to Lottery than to the other gaming options?  The need to identify and focus on the attributes that make Lottery uniquely appealing to the consumer is greater than ever.  How can Lottery clarify its messaging, its brand, its products and promotions to differentiate itself in this competitive market-place, and carve out its own unique connection to the consumer?

Ø  Moderator:  Gary Gonder, Chief Branding Officer, Missouri Lottery

Panelists:

Ulli Appelbaum, Brand Consultant & Founder, First The Trousers Then The Shoes Inc.

Daniel Cage, Chief Executive Officer, Linq3

Susan Golightly, Principal, CODEI Marketing Group

Larry Loss, Executive Vice President, Iowa Lottery

 

Ø  12:30 pm:  Luncheon and Reception in the Ocean Tower 1A Ballroom 


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